American author and scholar Norman Maclean.

Norman Maclean

(1902 - 1990)

Norman Maclean’s father taught his two sons to fish and to believe in God, a pedagogy summarized in the opening sentence of his autobiographical novella “A River Runs Through It”: “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.” The University of Chicago Press published A River Runs Through It and Other Stories in 1976; it was the first book of fiction the house ever released. Maclean’s study of the Mann Gulch Fire of 1949 was published posthumously as Young Men and Fire.

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Voices In Time

1928 | Chicago

Learning from the Master

Norman Maclean gets a billiards lesson from America’s first Nobel Prize–winning scientist.More

Voices In Time

c. 1920 | Missoula, MT

Brotherly Love

Norman Maclean fights his brother.More

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